Koo Kien Keat
(; born September 18, 1985 in Ipoh
) is a professional badminton
player from Malaysia
. Besides being a men's doubles player, he also represents Malaysia in the mixed doubles event. He started his career at seventeen years of age and has won the Asian Junior title. He played in the Thomas Cup 2004 with Chan Chong Ming
. They won bronze in the World Championship 2005. His current doubles partner is Tan Boon Heong
, and together, in 2010, they became the number 1 ranked men's doubles team in the world. They have since lost that ranking but remain one of the top men's doubles team in the world.
He began his studies at St. Michael's Institution
in Ipoh, Perak. Later, he received an offer to go to Bukit Jalil Sports School
, where he completed his secondary school studies and sat for the SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) examination.
Style of play
Koo Kien Keat moves very fast around the net areas and is adventurous with deceptive shots. He also reacts very well on fast flat exchanges. A favourite formation is when he is on the front court and his partner, the main smasher, thunders the shuttlecock down the rear court.
Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong are an explosive and dynamic pair in their game style.
In 2010, they won their first title
of the year in their home, Malaysia, as the world number 1 pair. They came in seeded number 1 in the All England
but lost in the first round to Denmark former world champions Lars Paaske
and Jonas Ramussen
In the 2010 BWF......